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Ink/Stitch stitch types can be roughly divided into three sections: stroke, satin and fill.
Stroke stitches can be used for: outlines, line art embroidery or to add details into your design.
Running stitch produces a series of small stitches following a line or curve.
Bean stitch describes a repetition of running stitches back and forth. This would result in thicker threading.
In manual stitch mode Ink/Stitch will use each node of a path as a needle penetration point, exactly as you placed them.
Zig-Zag stitches are a very basic option to create a simple zig-zag line. We recommend to use them only for straight lines, because they will not stitch nicely around edges. In most cases, you would prefer a satin column instead.
Satin stitch is mostly used for borders, letters or small fill areas.
Ink/Stitch will draw zig-zags back and forth between two lines, while you can vary the thickness of the column as you like.
The biggest purpose for E-stitch is a simple but strong cover stitch for applique items. Mainly for baby cloths as their skin tends to be more sensitive.
Fill stitch is used to fill big areas with a color.